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    • Abortion is a common procedure in the U.S.. Nearly one in four women in the United States will have an abortion by age 45, according to an October 2017 analysis by the Guttmacher Institute.

      However, the past decade has seen a decline in abortion. Improvements in contraceptive use is one reason. Unfortunately, another reason is that state abortion restrictions enacted since 2011 have made abortion more difficult for women to access.

      The illegitimate but increasingly successful goal of denying significant numbers of American women access to safe, legal, essential reproductive health care is worrisome. But now there is another option for women: abortions by mail.

      A global abortion-pill provider that has never shipped to the U.S. has quietly started a new service for Americans. The organization does online consultations, fill prescriptions, and ships pills that trigger miscarriages to women who live in countries where abortion is illegal. Now the organization is expanding the service to American women.

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    • Wow, Hadrian, we now have quite a stress test for how Cake handles one of the most emotional and divisive issues of our time. 😲 Your sources check out. Here's The Atlantic story Hadrian linked to:

      It had an incredibly powerful supplementary video from the Atlantic. Oh my God.

      One effect your conversation may have is to accelerate the requests we sometimes get to put certain topics and conversations on ignore. On the other hand, this is an incredibly important issue with powerful emotions and beliefs on both sides and we need a way to have a conversation about it, no?

    • I figured this topic would get a conversation going, for better or worse. Amazingly, this same post has gotten very little response so far from my over 134,000 followers on G+. (Has everyone already left? And, actually, I have to think that number is way out of whack somehow).

      Thanks for highlighting the article. I couldn't get it to show up in the post. I'm surprised to see that we can feature an article, a video and a graphic all in the same post. I've got some learning to do to figure out how to do all that. With posts like this, I might need to learn how to use the blocking feature soon...

    • From the Atlantic article, it appears there are many women reaching out to her for her services and the pill which reinforces and confirms the fact that access to abortion services in the U.S. has declined or been restricted in recent years. Bravo to Gomperts for educating, consulting and supporting the women who are making these hard choices. A free and open society will always be about having the choice, not about denying the choice.

    You've been invited!